Carter Johnson (left) is presented with a National Gold Medal for scoring the top mark in Canada on the ARCT.

Top marks: Campbell River resident wins gold medal from the Royal Conservatory

Achievement in Conservatory examinations is recognized as a high school credit

The Royal Conservatory congratulates Campbell River resident Carter Johnson, who won a National Gold Medal for scoring the top mark in Canada on the ARCT, The Royal Conservatory’s graduate-level examination, in the subject of piano pedagogy (the science of teaching). Carterreceived the medal at a public ceremony in Vancouver.

The ARCT (Associate of The Royal Conservatory) is a professionally recognized diploma in performance, theory, or pedagogy that is awarded upon completion of the Conservatory examination system. The ARCT diploma in pedagogy is respected internationally as a teaching qualification.

In schools across North America, achievement in Conservatory examinations is recognized as a high school credit, and is an important entrance requirement for college and university programs.

The Royal Conservatory is one of the largest and most respected music and arts education institutions in the world. Providing the definitive standard of excellence in music education through its curriculum, assessment, performances, and teacher education programs, The Conservatory has had a substantial impact on the lives of millions of people globally.

The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program provides a recognized standard of musical achievement through an effectively sequenced course of study and individual student examinations from beginner to advanced levels. Over 250,000 examinations have taken place across British Columbia in the past decade. For more information or to register, visit rcmusic.ca